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Report - Piccadilly Station Air-Raid Shelter (Remains), Manchester - March 2011.

Ojay

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Piccadilly Station Air-Raid Shelter (Remains), Manchester


Manchester Corporation issued it's first list of designated public air-raid shelters in August 1939, under the Civil Defence Act

It was estimated that around 500 shelters would be required for 100,000 people

3 such Second World War air-raid shelters once occupied space underneath the now Manchester Picadilly Station

All owned by L M & S Railway they had a combined capacity of 1275 people



Today much of the underground space is used as a car park and doubles up as the 'Warehouse Project'

There is very little left of the shelters having had a mooch below street level the original entrance is sealed, with a further 2 sections bricked up and no longer accessible

The only real features that remain are a Wardens Post, sealed Exit To Street Level, Ladies & Gents Toilets, remnants of Original Lighting and Signage


Below the streets of Manchester....


Blueprint - (Greater Manchester County Record Office)

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Passage Way

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Remnants Of Original Lighting & Signage

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Wardens Post

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Ladies Toilets

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Emergency Exit

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